August 7th at 10:30 am
The Starch Solution
Presenter: Judy Newman
The Starch Solution is a way of eating based on the principles of Dr. John McDougall's book The Starch Solution : Eat the Foods You Love, Regain Your Health, and Lose the Weight for Good. This low fat, whole foods, plant based (WFPB) way of eating centres on starches such as whole grains, beans, lentils, peas, potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squashes, parsnips, pasta, and so on, augmented with smaller proportions of green, yellow and orange (non-starchy) veggies prepared and served without added fat and eaten with a plethora of delicious, fat free condiments and sauces, in quantities that are satisfying. Feeling hungry or deprived is discouraged. No starvation or sacrifice required!
Stay after church for a delicious potluck lunch and a chance to mingle with some new folks. If you need suggestions for what to bring, see Dr. McDougall's website for recipes or check with Judy Newman.
August 14th at 10:30 am
CBC’s 8TH FIRE PART 1
Presenter: John Sproule
8TH Fire is an acclaimed CBC series describing Canada's Aboriginal community today. As the CBC says, "8TH FIRE is a provocative, high-energy journey through Aboriginal country showing you why we need to fix Canada's 500 year-old relationship with Indigenous peoples; a relationship mired in colonialism, conflict and denial." This is the first of a four part series. The balance will be shown evenings in the Fall.
August 21st at 10:30 am
UU and YouTube
Presenter: John Sproule
Service Leader: Alexandra Sproule
Learn how you could (but almost certainly won’t) make a million dollars with your own YouTube channel. We’ll look at some viral videos, review the channels of John's YouTube heroes and discuss the economics of YouTube. In the end, we’ll upload a new video to John's YouTube channel, “UU A to Z”. We won’t make a million dollars, but we may have a million laughs!
August 28th at 10:30 am
Hiking in Milne Hollow
Hike Leader: Germaine Kovary
Germaine Kovary, one of our experienced Don Heights hikers, will lead us east from Don Heights to the south end of Milne Hollow Walk starting from Wynford Heights Crescent. We will go down into the valley and walk north to the Lawrence Avenue access point. Those who do not wish to take this walk will be given rides to the north end of Milne Hollow where we will have a brief celebration of our interdependent web of life followed by a potluck picnic. In the event of rain, the potluck will be eaten at Don Heights. Come prepared with rain gear as we will walk even if there is a light rain.
Sunday Services Chair: Sharyn Devine